Find out when your billion-second anniversary is (was).

date -d12/31/1970+1000000000sec
Replace 12/31/1970 with your birth date.

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By: clone
2009-08-16 10:12:30

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Completely useless. I love it.
CharlieInCO · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
Wait, I love the idea, but it doesn't work. 341 $ date -d08/24/1955+1000000000sec usage: date [-jnu] [-d dst] [-r seconds] [-t west] [-v[+|-]val[ymwdHMS]] ... [-f fmt date | [[[mm]dd]HH]MM[[cc]yy][.ss]] [+format]
CharlieInCO · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
works for me on ubuntu hardy lts @CharlieInCO: try # date -d8/24/1955+1000000000sec
Bender · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
No dice on my OS X machine either. Flags are all wrong.
cbowns · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
Here is the same command working with OS X: date -j -v + 1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddyyyy
Zettt · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
date -j -v +1000000000S -f %m%d%Y mmddyyyy works. (Observe, no space after the +.)
CharlieInCO · 636 weeks and 2 days ago
Hmm, this lacks something, what about the exact time you were born? this should count too...
Weboide · 636 weeks and 1 day ago
To use it with the exact time you were born, you can do: date -d'5/21/1980 9:16AM+100000000sec' Fri Jul 22 19:02:40 EDT 1983
Weboide · 636 weeks and 1 day ago
Note that my previous command is for 10^8 sec, instead of 10^9.
Weboide · 636 weeks and 1 day ago

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